Singer Meiyang Chang faces racism amid coronavirus outbreak, says he was called corona in public

By | March 24, 2020

While the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic, India is also facing an increasing problem of racism. TV personality Meiyang Chang revealed he faced racism as a passerby called him corona.

Singer Meiyang Chang faces racism amid coronavirus outbreak, says he was called corona in public

The singer took to Instagram to share his experience of being called corona online and in public. “In times of crisis, some human beings devolve into the worst versions of themselves. Or maybe that was them all along? In light of the online & public #racism & discrimination against North-East Indians & the Indian-Chinese And thank you, everyone, for your unstinting humanism & love since this article broke yesterday (or today, depending on which city you are in). I’m reading your messages and I’m so, so touched by your kind words. Let’s stay united; in spirit & in philosophy. Now and always And to those stray trolls who are still spewing venom on my timeline; I say to you, as we would back in Bihar-Jharkhand..Bhak sala tum to sala mere pyar ke bhi kaabil nahi ho lekin tumko bhi dirghyaau bhavah”.Stay safe, stay healthy everyone.”

 

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In times of crisis, some human beings devolve into the worst versions of themselves. Or may be that was them all along? . Thank you @mumbaigirl14 @timesofindia for taking this message far & wide, in light of the online & public #racism & discrimination against North-East Indians & the Indian-Chinese???????? And thank you everyone for your unstinting humanism & love since this article broke yesterday (or today, depending on which city you are in). I’m reading your messages and I’m so, so touched by your kind words. Let’s stay united; in spirit & in philosophy. Now and always ???? . And to those stray trolls who are still spewing venom on my timeline; I say to you, as we would back in Bihar-Jharkhand: “भक साला, तुम तो हमारे प्यार के क़ाबिल भी नहीं हो बे! लेकिन, तुमको भी दीर्घायु भवः।” . Stay safe, stay healthy everyone ❤️

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In an interview with a daily, Chang said that he goes for a jog every day near his house in Mumbai. Recently, two guys sped past him on a bike and called him corona and laughed at him. He said that over the years he has become used to these comments and they have been hurtful. He further said that he tries to move on and be optimistic but it does affect you.